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Old 07-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
bphelan
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Needing advice from the recipe guru's here. I'm looking to get a Russian Imperial Stout brewed so I can age it for consumption this winter. For the RIS I've decide on marubozo's recipe. The grain bill is as follows.


17.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK Grain 81.93 %
1.50 lb Roasted Barley Grain 7.23 %
1.00 lb Special B Malt Grain 4.82 %
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt Grain 3.61 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine Grain 2.41 % \

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge. Hold mash temp at 151 degrees for 60 minutes.

I was then hoping do a partigyle and make "session" Cascadian Dark Ale/Black APA? Taking the idea of the session CDA they did on Brewing TV. Essentially, a lower alcoholic CDA with a bitterness similar to that of an APA and coming in around 4-5% abv.

Will this work or is the grain bill going to have too much stout character for a CDA style?

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:59 AM   #2
ashplub
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It will work but you will need to cap the mash with a roasted grain to get the color you are after. Perhaps 6 oz of dehusked carafa II or chocolate added after you collect the RIS. You could also steep it at first wort for 15mins to add the color with less flavor contribution.

 
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:45 AM   #3
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How'd this come out?
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:19 AM   #4
bphelan
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Worked pretty well, although the big beer was actually a Founders Breakfast stout recipe and the CDA was just a dark beer of unknown style. Both beers are delicious but not what I was necessarily aiming for.

 
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